Archive | September, 2019

Calling All Nurses! Join Us For Nurses Night Out

Calling all nurses! Lexington Medical Center will host a recruiting event called “Nurses Night Out” on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 in downtown Columbia. The hospital is creating a fun, informal atmosphere to introduce prospective nurses to Lexington Medical Center in the hopes of filling open positions in the hospital’s expanding network of care.

During the event, representatives from Lexington Medical Center’s nursing leadership and the hospital executive team will speak with nurses about the hospital and employment opportunities there. There will also be music, food, a photo booth, giveaways and a grand prize drawing.

All nurses who would like to attend should text “RSVP” to 972-11 by October 11 for details about the event, including the location in Columbia.

Lexington Medical Center continues to grow in order to fulfill the hospital’s mission of providing quality health services that meet the needs of the community. In the spring of 2019, Lexington Medical Center completed the largest hospital expansion in South Carolina history, opening a new 545,000 square foot new patient care tower on the hospital’s campus in West Columbia. Lexington Medical Center also operates 70 physician practices throughout the Midlands. In 2020, it will open an Urgent Care at Saluda Pointe near the intersection of Highway 378 and Interstate 20 as well as a new medical building in Northeast Columbia.

It’s Never Too Late to Start Exercising

A Greenwood woman is proving it’s never too late to start exercising. Barbara is about to turn 89. She is an outstanding example of someone determined to pick up an exercise program and compete in it at a later age.

Barbara began competing in swimming when she was 68 years old. She said the sport helped her tremendously 11 years ago when her husband passed away.

She has set records and garnered numerous awards, with a goal of swimming until she’s 100.

Meet her in this WIS-TV Health U new story, and also hear from a Lexington Medical Center physician about the importance of exercising in older age.

Dr. Kelli Savia of Lexington Family Practice White Knoll, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice, says the more consistent you are with exercise the better – and applauds Barbara’s efforts.

According to Dr. Savia, consistent exercise is decreasing Barbara’s risk for cardiovascular disease, neurological disorders and dementia, and also decreases her fall risk because she’s building up her muscles.

While Dr. Savia says to never do more than your body can take, anything you can do can be lifesaving.

Dr. Savis is especially a fan of seniors adding stretching.

“We use our bodies so much throughout the day and all of our muscles compensate,” she said. “It’s important that we stretch them so that they work for us tomorrow.”

Tunnel to Towers 2019

Thank you to the 2,500 people who ran and walked in the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers South Carolina 5K on Friday night. It was an amazing event honoring the service and sacrifice of first responders and military members. We are so proud of the patriotism shown in our community.

Here are some of our favorite photos.

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